Alex has this to say about his experiences at the WHO:
"I met so many passionate people doing real work in public health, but the best part was the stimulating conversations I had with so many critical thinking people. No conversations could conclude with “that's just the way the world is,” and you couldn't get away with political talking points, generalizing labels, and empty arguments lacking substance. It was an environment where everything was allowed to be challenged, and before you criticize another country or group of people, you had to truly evaluate and examine the actions and responsibilities of yourself and your own country first."
In addition to this internship, Alex worked in Ghana on various maternal health, engineering, and public health research projects as an undergraduate. He has also worked on similar projects in both Philadelphia and Detroit.
Congratulations on a wonderful experience Alex! continue to make a strong impact in public health as your further your medical career!
|Alex Harrington, Class of 2016 at the Assembly Hall of Palais Des Nations|
at the United Nations office in Geneva